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Hills Region

Education institution attending


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26% of people in Hills Region attended an educational institution in 2016.

The share of Hills Region's population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, as it is influenced by the number of children attending school; proximity to tertiary education, which can mean young adults leaving home to be nearer to educational facilities and; the degree to which people are seeking out educational opportunities in adulthood, especially in their late teens and early twenties.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to identify areas with significant university student populations.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Total population

Education institution attending
Hills Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3261.41.53801.71.8-54
map this data in atlas.idUniversity1,5176.58.11,3706.17.7+147
map this data in atlas.idNot attending16,33670.268.615,80270.969.4+534
Not stated

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2016
Education institution attending, 2016 Pre-school, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Primary school, City of Mitcham: 9.3% Primary - Government, City of Mitcham: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: 1.5% Primary - Independent, City of Mitcham: 1.8% Secondary school, City of Mitcham: 6.3% Secondary - Government, City of Mitcham: 2.5% Secondary - Catholic, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, City of Mitcham: 2.4% TAFE, City of Mitcham: 1.5% University, City of Mitcham: 8.1% Other, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Pre-school, Hills Region: 1.5% Primary school, Hills Region: 9.5% Primary - Government, Hills Region: 7.0% Primary - Catholic, Hills Region: 0.5% Primary - Independent, Hills Region: 2.0% Secondary school, Hills Region: 6.5% Secondary - Government, Hills Region: 3.2% Secondary - Catholic, Hills Region: 0.7% Secondary - Independent, Hills Region: 2.6% TAFE, Hills Region: 1.4% University, Hills Region: 6.5% Other, Hills Region: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016
Change in education institution attending, 2011 to 2016 Pre-school, Hills Region: -9 Primary school, Hills Region: +179 Primary - Government, Hills Region: +220 Primary - Catholic, Hills Region: -1 Primary - Independent, Hills Region: -40 Secondary school, Hills Region: +47 Secondary - Government, Hills Region: -4 Secondary - Catholic, Hills Region: +16 Secondary - Independent, Hills Region: +35 TAFE, Hills Region: -54 University, Hills Region: +147 Other, Hills Region: -71
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Hills Region in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 9.5% of the population were attending primary school, 6.5% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 7.9% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.3%, 6.3% and 9.6% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Hills Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (70.2% compared to 68.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Catholic primary school (7.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (6.5% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Hills Region's population increased by 989 people (+4.4%). This represents an average annual change of 0.87% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Hills Region, between 2011 and 2016 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary - Government (+220 persons)
  • Primary school (+179 persons)
  • University (+147 persons)
  • TAFE (-54 persons)

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